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shibori fabric book

October 17, 2014

Please note: a picture has been removed at the request of Jane Callender

one last shibori sample

using Jane Callender’s stencil to copy the design onto the cotton

a sample book –  16″ X 17″

P1050855as a child my parents owned the country store in a small northern town

I spent hours amusing myself turning the pages of samples books for wool suiting materials

my mother stitched the big squares into quilts for our summer cottage

we slept and played under them, even dragging them to the beach to sit on

the book covers are recycled, indigo dyed cotton left over from remaking a coat

stitched together in boro fashion

with pockets on the front and the buttonhole on the original collar used as a closure

P1050856stitched together with Japanese stab binding

and shibori buttons added just for fun

P1050854the book has a nice weight

it is fun to sit and turn the pages

the samples are neatly organized for teaching

the stitching isn’t difficult to undo if I want to add pages

now it is back to weaving!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2014 3:11 pm

    Sweet story and sampler book!


  2. October 17, 2014 11:44 pm

    This is delightful….thank you for sharing it with us!


  3. October 18, 2014 2:58 am

    Ahhh–you came by your love of fabric at an early age! I really like the idea of turning your samples into a book–tying the present to the past.


  4. Judi Bushby permalink
    October 18, 2014 3:17 am

    Jane’s workshop was full f useful techniques. Used some of her stencils to stitch pieces before I went to Bryan’s this time. They make it so easy to ark your abric. Loving the sample book.


    • October 18, 2014 8:21 am

      Judi – I really like the stencils. the book was great fun to make.
      Kerry – I had forgotten about the childhood samples until I started this and then it all came back.
      Lorrie – thank you, it is good to just have fun some times.


  5. October 18, 2014 8:34 am

    oh! WELL DONE!


  6. October 20, 2014 3:24 am

    so very cool!


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